On May 23, an assortment of Little Free Libraries created by students at Brashear High School will be debuted to the public at the Mattress Factory from 12-5 p.m. Visitors can adopt a library for their neighborhood to promote literacy and provide free access to books.
Little Free Libraries are uniquely-decorated structures that house an assortment of donated books located on the private property of people in a particular neighborhood, or in public places that can be easily accessed.
The Little Free Library Kick Off is free and open to the public. An assortment of live entertainment will take place throughout the event, and light refreshments will be provided.
Neighborhood Learning Alliance Reading Warriors, high school students who serve as reading mentors to over 100 elementary students, will be at the event to share their own favorite books with children who attend.
Attendees who bring five books to donate to the Little Free Libraries cause will receive free admission to the Mattress Factory for May 23. All books are welcome!
Brashear High School students were able to carry out this “take a book, leave a book” initiative with help from Repair the World: Pittsburgh, the United Way’s “Be There” Program, and Neighborhood Learning Alliance. The positive change that can stem from the Little Free Libraries is exciting for all involved.
Repair the World
Repair the World seeks to inspire American Jews and their communities to volunteer by making service to others a defining part of Jewish life.
Repair the World teaches the historical and social contexts of issues, encourages the reflection of volunteer experiences, and assesses the impact of service efforts to work towards positive changes in communities. Repair the World believes their practices help volunteers become more conscious of the impact of their efforts and time.
Events and updates for Repair the World: Pittsburgh are shared on Facebook.